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James Tassie (1735–1799), Moulds for Wedgwood

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Posted 6 years ago


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These intaglios are framed. This is one of two we have. They are each banded with gold, and number.

1769 he supplied casts to Wedgwood and Bentley for reproduction in Wedgwood paste, and most of the cameos and intaglios named in Wedgwood's catalogue of 1773 were casts from moulds supplied by him. He prepared the first plaster casts that were taken of the Portland vase. In 1775 Tassie published ‘A Catalogue of Impressions in Sulphur of Antique and Modern Gems,’ from which pastes were made and sold by him. His charge for intaglio pastes suitable for seals and rings was 1s. 6d. to 2s. 6d., and for cameos from 10s. 6d. to 42s. These were much sold by the London jewellers and by himself.

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Follow up: Hung this today.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Enjoy them I well do!
    They are truly wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing them, scruples!
  2. TylulaVintage TylulaVintage, 6 years ago

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